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Head of the Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Senior management
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset


Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 7 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has Mission Specific Requirements. Mandatory: - A minimum of ten years in managing and directing large scale projects in the area of confidence-building measures, post-conflict reconciliation or policing; - Proven ability to quickly establish contact and maintain constructive relations with senior government officials, civil society groups, the local populations and law enforcement representatives; - Proven organizational and leadership skills; - Significant experience in leading international teams in challenging circumstances; - Knowledge of community policing and policing in ethnically-diverse areas; - Knowledge of the politics and history of Kyrgyzstan; - Understanding of international human rights standards.

Desirable: - Fluency in the Russian and/or Kyrgyz language is highly desirable; - Prior field experience with the UN, OSCE or similar international organization; - Understanding of law enforcement structures (in the former Soviet Union); - Possession of a valid automobile Class C driving licence and the ability to drive a 4x4 vehicle using manual transmission.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The OSCE Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project in Kyrgyzstan aims at supporting the Kyrgyz police forces in addressing the specific security situation after the June 2010 events and contributing to the professionalism of the Kyrgyz police in providing security for all members and communities of the population in Kyrgyzstan, irrespective of ethnicity. Launched in November 2010, the Project is, at the same time, a pilot initiative which contributes in the long term to a wider national police reform programme envisaged by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The CSI Project, as a supplementary part of OSCE Police Matters programme for Kyrgyzstan, is implemented in the  eleven local police stations of Batken, Jalal-Abad, Osh and Chuy provinces of Kyrgyzstan. Methodologically and operationally, the Project is maintained by police advisers, local community mediators and local programmatic and administrative staff.

The Head of the Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project will be tasked with managing the OSCE Community Security Initiative Project in Kyrgyzstan. Under the direction of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek (CiB) and in co-ordination with the OSCE Head of Police Matters programme for Kyrgyzstan, the Head of the CSI Project:

1. Represents the Head of the Centre and the Head of the Police Matters programme in contacts with government officials of the Ministry of Interior and other relevant Ministries and government agencies, police officials and others dealing with police issues; 2. Conveys the policy and strategy of the CSI Project to the above officials; 3. Liaises with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior and its territorial units at the highest level to become familiar with their command, management, and administration structures, and actively develops a good working relationship/environment with them ; 4. Advises the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior and its territorial units on international policing principles/good practices and issues relating to policing in a post-conflict environment as well as policing in a democracy, including police-public partnerships at the local level; 5. Provides direction to the Project's staff on the implementation of project activities; 6. Leads the Strategic Planning activities of the CSI Project; 7. Co-ordinates the CSI Project's activities with the other projects of the Centre's Police Matters programme; 8. Supervises and manages the staff of the CSI project; 9. Ensures the effective management, supervision and control of OSCE funds related to the CSI Project. The incumbent is also responsible for budget revisions and preparation of new budget submissions; 10. Actively assists in fundraising for the CSI Project; 11. Closely liaises with the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU) at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna regarding the planning and implementation of the CSI Project's activities; 12. Assists the Head of the Centre in providing regular reports to the OSCE Chairmanship, participating States, and Secretariat on developments in the situation in the Area of Responsibility and activities of the CSI Project. In the process of compiling reports, takes into consideration all relevant documents, including those from the authorised representative of the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic; 13. Reports regularly on the progress of the Project; 14. Performs other duties as required.

* The Community Security Initiative (CSI) project is envisaged to run only until 31 December 2015.  Initial appointment will therefore be until 31 December 2015.  


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